How to increase your Veeam backup performance on VCD by 10+x

Introduction The last two weeks I’ve been working on a big issue on our environment. On this environement a multitude of products are used such as Veeam, VMware Cloud Director (VCD) and vSAN as main products. The issue we had on this environment was that the backup performance hasn’t been …

VMware Cloud Director disconnected VC/NSXs after upgrade to 10.2.1

A very quick write up today. I’ve recently upgraded one of my VMware Cloud Director environments from 10.0.0.1 to 10.2.1. Once updated with the procedures that are out there (I will post a blogpost for this later on) I found myself with the following message after logging into the VMware …

Duplicate VM UUID because of VMware Cloud Director

Introduction The other day I received a ticket from a customer that mentioned that they had several VM’s with the same VM UUID. They noticed this while executing some checks on their VM’s. As you can figure out yourselfes, you should not want any duplicate UUID’s in your environment. So …

How to remove a stuck vAPP in VMware Cloud Director

Introduction This will be another quick post to let you know how you can solve a “stuck” vAPP in VMware Cloud Director (VCD). A “stuck” vAPP is a vAPP that does not hold any state, a vAPP that does not allow actions and a vAPP that cannot be managed through …

A new curious VMware Cloud Director 10.x UI bug if you move a VM to another vAPP

Introduction Another day in the field another issue. I’ve been working on VMware Cloud Director more recently and I’ve come across a fascinating new User Interface bug in the HTML5 Tenant UI. This particular environment is running VMware Cloud Director v10.0.0.2 build 16081830. Fun fact, in this release it’s still …

How to get vCD 9.1 and higher to work with vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.1

Since we are in the process of adding a boatload of new products to our environment and services, we needed to add our new vCloud Director instances to our vCloud Usage Meter environment. For those that don’t know; VMware vCloud Usage meter is used to measure the license usage for …

NLVMUG UserCon 2019 recordings available on YouTube

On March 21 Bryan and myself attended the Dutch VMUG UserCon 2019. It was a very busy day filled with a lot of interesting content. If you were unable to attend or missed a session because of scheduling conflicts you can now view them on YouTube! Check out the following …

Creating a nested ESXi server in vCloud Director

Back in 2018 William Lam released a special virtual appliance version of the ESXi 6.7 image as an OVA. Now you might wonder why would you need a special virtual appliance for a nested ESXi server? The most essential components are already there especially with ESXi 6.7: VMware tools Native …

VMworld Europe – Day 3

General Session The General Session started of with Sanjay Poonen delivering some numbers regarding savings you as a company can realize when you implement VMware’s software offerings such as vSAN or NSX into your IT environments. After this he briefly mentioned a new project called Skyline, a proactive support service …